Above all, I urge you to vote, because it is the basis of democracy. As head of the largest and oldest organization of employers I look at the campaign promises mainly through their impact on the economy. Because, fortunately, ideological declarations in Poland generally have a short life and die with the end of each campaign – writes President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski.
It is a great pity that Polish politicians still have such a superficial knowledge of the business based mostly only on materials prepared by officials. Few of them have personal experience with the IRS, courts or other authorities. That is why they are so eager to create new rules, new institutions.
I hope that Andrzej Duda will not find in the newly elected parliament advocates of his proposal to reduce the retirement age. Among the controversial decisions of PO-PSL coalition this is undoubtedly the most difficult, but necessary. I am more inclined to agree with the proposal of the incumbent president, who proposes making the pension system in force today more flexible by introducing the criterion of 40-year long length of service.
This will benefit those who work the hardest today.
It would be good if both candidates, and especially their power bases, remembered that money in the budget (which they are willing to give away) must first be generated. 70 percent of all budget funding comes from small and medium-sized businesses. It is in this sector politicians should focus their activity and attention on. Unfortunately, it's still easier to gain popularity declaring quick punishments or to push through provisions, whose effectiveness and costs nobody cares to check.
What you need to do to make it different? The president, parliament, government and its agencies must stop looking at employers as potential criminals. It is interesting to point out an incomprehensible slowness of the government in adopting draft amendments to the Tax Code prepared by President Komorowski. This is not the change that threatens the budget. It is not accepting it that threatens political position of PO.